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With a strong roster of dining options and bars, you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for in Midtown East, whether it’s a meal composed of classic dishes, or small plates of new inventive flavors. You won’t have to go far to find an exceptional meal. This area teems with every imaginable cuisine — Japanese, French, American, Italian — and it’s all within walking distance and at every imaginable value. From swanky restaurants touting glittering Michelin stars to little-known spots waiting to be discovered, there’s no shortage of tastes to explore.

The National Bar & Dining Rooms

The National Bar & Dining Rooms is located around the corner from the Fifty Hotel & Suites. Here, find modern takes on classic American and European bistro staples turned out by celebrity chef and hotel impresario Geoffrey Zakarian. Ask for the Ugly Burger and we recommend loading your patty up with bacon and fried egg. Oh, and the space—trimmed with marble tables, a zinc bar, and a bronze staircase—is nothing short of elegant perfection. Additionally, hotel guests receive a 10% discount.

557 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.2 miles

Wollensky’s Grill

Wollensky’s Grill stands as an equally satisfying but more casual option for its famed sister restaurant, Smith and Wollensky. Find the same care and culinary attention paid to all-things-beef here, with options ranging from the house steak sirloin to a Cajun-spiced filet mignon. The Grill stands out as they offer late dining until 2AM, should you find yourself hankering for a dynamite steakhouse burger that’s often regarded as one of the city’s best.

201 E 49th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Cask Bar & Kitchen
Local neighborhood bar set in Murray Hill, with a causal yet comfy atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of craft beers and delicious comfort food to delight your taste buds.
*Hotel guest, when showing their room key card will receive 20% off their entire bill for lunch and 15% off their entire bill for dinner.

167 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles


Hillstone is part of widely successful chain of New American fare, with this Midtown location situated in the Atrium Shoppes. While the menu isn’t extensive, they serve reliably good meals including a lauded spinach-artichoke dip. The low-lit ambience is a sharp contrast from the bustle outside the door, and the attentive service complements the comfort food to make for an indulgent and relaxing meal.

883 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.2 miles

Hudson Malone

Hudson Malone is an old-world culinary saloon complete with rustic, comfort food and classic cocktails perfected. The bi-level gastro-bar delivers excellent renditions of classic cocktails, shaken and stirred by a team of buttoned-up barmen, alongside dishes like potato latkes, lamb sliders, and skillet mac-and-cheese with pancetta. The spot is helmed by legendary bartender Doug Quinn, and the house rules—like “keep it simple” and “stand tall, choose sides”—are Quinn’s personal mantras.

218 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

Roberta’s Pizza 

When in New York, you must try the pizza. And where better than Roberta’s—the decades-old, Brooklyn-based institution known for its sustainable-food ethos and locally-sourced ingredients? This Manhattan outpost is housed within the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall (note that the stand gets quite crowded), offering pies like the exceptional Bee Sting, made with Roberta’s’ signature spicy honey and the three-cheese Cheesus Christ (mozzarella, taleggio, parmigiano).

230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote

A little piece of France right here in Manhattan. This French steakhouse offers amazing steak-frites. In fact, that’s all they serve. You can choose sides and desserts, but otherwise, it’s a great selection of steak and frites. What more could you possibly want?

590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

Gyu-Kaku Midtown

This NYC-centric chain of Japanese steakhouses gets great reviews for its very unique approach to their steaks. Guests have the option of sitting at a table with a stove embedded in the center, so they can barbeque their meat to their own liking. It’s ideal for groups who love a fun and interactive dining experience.

805 3rd Ave, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Public House
Causal Cocktails. Comfortable Food. Public House lives up to its mantra as a great place for a quick bite to eat or a savory cocktail. Located in Midtown, right near Grand Central, relax and unwind at this iconic after work institution with casual dining and even better drink specials. Dance the night away as Public House becomes a lively atmosphere at night, turing into an exciting dance bar.
*Guests of  the hotel will receive 10% off their entire bill when presenting their room key

140 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles


This classic, white-clothed American steakhouse offers not only delicious steaks, but also an extensive menu of classic, well-loved American fare. True to the steakhouse ethos, food and drink here skew towards the decadent: a lobster BLT, a Wagyu sirloin served with truffle hand-cut fries, and, for dessert, a butterscotch pot de creme. After dinner, head up to the larger bar on the roof for cognac and cigars.

160 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

Il Postino

This upscale pan-Italian restaurant delivers on the high-quality food promised by the décor and prices. Attentive staff and an impressive menu make this Italian restaurant a must for any food-lovers visiting the city. Looking for a date-night spot? There are always colorful flowers on the table here, and the spectacular service will make your date’s mushroom ravioli and veal chop that much more delicious.

337 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

P.J. Clarke’s

P.J. Clarke’s offers traditional American pub food and burgers, but still stands out amongst the rest in the city and is not to be missed. The den of beef may be known for its burgers—including The “Cadillac” made with double-smoked country bacon and American cheese—but you won’t go wrong with steak frites, baby back ribs, or a country-style chicken pot pie either.

915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

Rosa Mexicano

The Upper East Side outpost of this successful locally-grown Mexican group is a colorful modern space with festive decorations and a lively atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano has become popular for introducing high-quality authentic regional Mexican cuisine to New York City, using fresh ingredients to present favorites like the guacamole, prepared tableside, and the signature beer-and-lemon-marinated short ribs with salsa ranchera. Make sure you come thirsty—their frozen margaritas are hard to pass up!

1063 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Tao Uptown 

One of the most successful contenders of NYC’s “clubstaurant” era, the interior of Tao is instantly recognizable by its giant Buddha centerpiece. Located just south of Central Park, the uptown location is housed in what was one a 19th century stable for the Vanderbilt family. It serves up the same reliable classics as the downtown flagship, including the now world-famous spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice and the satay of miso-glazed Chilean sea bass.

42 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

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